11 Recipes to Make with Your Kids This Summer

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Summer can be a trying time for any parent. Why not get your kids in the kitchen?

Chances are at this point in the summer you've already heard plenty of choruses of "I'm bored," and you can't justify another marathon Minecraft session. Whatever happened to the days of heading out on your bike after breakfast and only popping back in for dinner before testing the limits of your mom's neighborhood yell? I digress...

It's only logical that if your kids need something to do in the summer, they should join you in some household tasks.

We've been told time and time again that kids eat more if they help make the meal, so what better time to start than those long (OMG, so long...) summer days!

Try these recipes, from sweet to savory, breakfast to dessert, with your kiddos!

1. Peanut Butter Banana Blender Muffins

Using a blender makes these Peanut Butter Banana Blender Muffins a cinch to prepare (and clean up).

2. Green Chile Egg Taquitos

Have your kids make breakfast for the week with these Green Chile Egg Taquitos. Bigger kids can cook while the smaller ones can do the rolling!

3. Homemade Little Debbie Iced Brownies

Little Debbie Brownies are a perennial kid favorite, so why not make them at home? Brownies are a great recipe for beginning bakers, too.

4. Tortilla Pizzas

Kids love pizza, and they especially love choosing their own toppings. Even if you don't have a toaster oven, you can make these personal pizzas in a jiffy.

5. Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

Speaking of pizza, these adorable pinwheels are a lesson in puff pastry (and perhaps portion control). They're great for movie night!

6. Oreo Bark

Have cookie lovers in the house? This Oreo bark is a fun way to enjoy cookies. Your kids will love smashing up the cookies!

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